Hey I’m a subscriber of Seventeen and read your blog when this project first came out and it was great. Today i received a copy of the latest Seventeen and I noticed their most stand out ad (they used a thicker paper) was a warning ad from the FDA about how smoking causes lung cancer. That’s great, but the upon further analysis it wasn’t. It seems like to them the only way us silly girls would ever understand the complex consequences of smoking would be if they scared us with the possibility of getting old. of course the model they used was conventionally attractive too: white, blond-hair blue-eyes, and thin. It’s a disappointment for the issue that has an article on feminism.
Don’t worry about feeling beautiful every day, learn how to have a good day when you look your worst.
This is the singular piece of advice that helped me most in high school, y’all. It’s exhausting to try to feel pretty 24/7, it’s much more successful to learn that you can feel ugly and still be deserving of love and respect. It’s a hard process, but so, so worth it.
Hi everyone! My sister Melissa is 10-years-old, disabled, and petitioning American Girl to release an American Girl doll with a disability. “Disabled girls are American girls too. We face challenges and overcome them everyday.” Disabled girls deserve to see themselves represented.
Please, sign her petition and share it with your friends to support an American Girl who has a disability.
For all the disabled girls out there who deserve to know that they are beautiful and loved, just as they are. For my sister.
I hate when people are like “The safest way to have sex is abstinence!1!1” I mean imagine if that was the way we were taught everything.
"What’s the safest way to study?"
When confidence relies on beauty, bad days for the body become bad days for the mind. Girls’ sense of worth crumbles, leaving them insecure and ignorant as to how to handle it; emphasizing beauty as a requirement for self-love means that the absence of beauty must lead to an absence of love. Teaching girls how to avoid these days is impossible, teach them to handle these days. Teach girls that they are funny, smart, engaging, compassionate, kind, insightful and valuable, and then figure out a better way to teach them that, if they want to, they can feel beautiful, too.
Q:I just went through your whole blog and I am so impressed
Thank you! P.S Your icon makes me smile =)
Q:Hi ladies! I just want you to know that I think you're awesome. I remember reading 17 magazine and having some real WTF moments, and nowhere to call that crap out. Now I'm 30 and I'm still like dang..what? So... I'm super stoked that you awesome ladies are questioning The Man and taking him to town via tumblr and being amazing. I'm just proud of you and I don't even know you! I wanted to tell you!
Thank you so much for your kind message! <3 <3